WANTED 2 scrapped; Jolie moving to Cuaron’s GRAVITY?
It looks as though the sequel to Timur Bekmambetov's popular action film, WANTED, has been completely scrapped by Universal, due to Angelina Jolie walking away from the project. Rather than recasting her role, the studio has decided to bail completely on the project.
Now, rumors are running around regarding which project Jolie has replaced the WANTED sequel with. Thoughts and a possibility after the jump.
Instead of WANTED 2, Vulture is reporting that Jolie is in talks to play the lead role in Alfonso Cuaron's latest film. His latest project, GRAVITY, is a thriller which follows the sole survivor of a long term space mission. Several people are comparing the film's concept to that of MOON, the debut film of Duncan Jones, and I can't stop thinking about how cool it would be to see Cuaron's take on this sort of movie.
Cuaron is probably best known for his 2006 film, CHILDREN OF MEN, which earned spots on dozens of "Best of the Decade" lists. I really enjoy all of his films, though Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN is easily my favorite. This gets me really excited to see what he can do with a more conventional science fiction film, as CHILDREN OF MEN had substantial elements of sci-fi throughout its dysfunctional future setting.
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